A Few Finished Projects

Happy holidays everyone! I'm over here finishing up Christmas presents and planning our dinner, but I do have a few finished projects to show today. I've made a lot of hats in the last month or so, for whatever reason. It started with needing a new hat to go with an existing scarf, and then I think I sort of got a bit addicted to how easy and quick they are. This one was made with Cascade Yarn Cherub Aran in a hot pink color (I'm not sure what it's officially called, but it's a pretty distinctive color if you went looking for it!).

Hot pink cabled hat in Cascade Yarns (Debbie Bliss design)

The pattern is the Cabled Beret from the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine, but it looks like it's now available for individual purchase too. I've made this pattern twice now, and I love it (like most of her patterns!). It worked really well on our road trip to Oregon, where parts of it (this is Crater Lake) were a little snowier than I thought they'd be!

Girl standing in front of Crater Lake in hand knit pink hat and pink boots

Then I made my husband and I hats to wear while we volunteered at the Jingle Bell Run, which is a winter walk/run put on to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. We had to be there pretty early in the morning and it was very chilly in downtown Seattle, so warm knitted hats were a good idea! Kyle's was green and white striped with a gold jingle bell on the end (pattern here):

Man in green and white striped elf hat with jingle bell on end

And mine was a Christmas tree (pattern here) - this picture was taken before I added it, but it also had a smaller red jingle bell on the top:

Girl wearing green Christmas tree hat made with Cascade Yarns

And lastly, I made my grandparents-in-law a Transenna blanket in deep green (the same as my hat up there), and I actually finished it in time!

Green cabled blanket made with Cascade Yarns

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season; I'm taking next week off, so I'll see you all after the new year!